We support all Aruma staff to make a positive difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aruma (formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation) acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands, seas, and communities in which we provide our services.
We would also like to pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging, and the continuing cultural influence they have on Australia.
The journey towards reconciliation must start with acknowledgement of the suffering and human rights travesties of the past.
These resulted in huge inequities in access to areas of health, education, employment, and – of particular note for Aruma – services that support people with a disability.
Reconciliation is the pathway to equity and equality where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can stand as equals with other Australians: a path forged in friendship.
We are commitment to working together to transform the future.
We challenge and support all Aruma staff to make a positive difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our communities.
The main goal is to make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures part of our everyday. This includes the way we develop our programs and deliver our services.
We are committed to equity and equality and will be guided our Working Groups, our broader networks, and our core organisational Values.